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April 1, 2020

Research News Roundup–March 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Even though it’s April Fool’s Day, the stories we share in this monthly column are no joke. Because since last month our world has shifted focus, we’ve divided these releases into two sections – COVID-related, and everything else. “Everything else” is at the end this month, because it is the bigger section, with nearly a […]

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Tags: AFib, Alzheimer's disease, anesthesiology, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, clinical trials, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, FDA, Fredric Meyer, heart attack, heart disease


February 19, 2020

Researchers identify 7 best practices for physicians working with dementia caregivers

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

People with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia often rely on family caregivers to plan or assist with their medical care. But caregivers are not usually fully integrated in their family members’ clinical appointments or care plan. To identify gaps in care and communication, Mayo Clinic researchers have identified seven best practices for health […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, caregivers, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dementia, Joan Griffin, patient experience, Rachel Havyer, shared decision making


February 7, 2020

Toxic Protein, Linked to Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases, Exposed in New Detail

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Zuckerman Institute Communications Staff The protein tau has long been implicated in Alzheimer’s and a host of other debilitating brain diseases. But scientists have struggled to understand exactly how tau converts from its normal, functional form into a misfolded, harmful one. Now, researchers at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute and Mayo Clinic in Florida have […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, brain, collaboration, Leonard Petrucelli, neurology, rare disease, tau protein


February 3, 2020

Merging minds to accelerate research discovery

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University formed the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care in 2010 to merge minds and accelerate research discoveries, improve patient care through innovation and transform medical education to enhance health outcomes. Highlights of two of the joint research efforts follow. Identifying a blood-based biomarker for early-stage […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Arizona State University, basic science, biomarkers, Charles Adler, infectious disease, Michael Sierks, MRSA, Parkinson's disease, Robin Patel


January 23, 2020

Mayo Clinic research discovers a molecular switch for repairing central nervous system disorders

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

A molecular switch has the ability to turn on a substance in animals that repairs neurological damage in disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Mayo Clinic researchers discovered. The early research in animal models could advance an already approved Food and Drug Administration therapy and also could lead to new strategies for treating diseases of the central nervous […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, autoimmune disorder, basic science, Center for Regenerative Medicine, demyelination, discovery research, Isobel Scarisbrick, multiple sclerosis, neurology, schizophrenia, spinal cord injury


October 29, 2019

New Study Highlights Need for Healthcare Providers to Engage Alzheimer’s Caregivers

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic and UsAgainstAlzheimer’s research paper published in  Journal of Applied Gerontology By Roger K. Lowe, USAgainstAlzheimer’s Chief Communications Officer A new study spotlights the often-overlooked need for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease to be more engaged by physicians during medical appointments with their loved ones. The research by Mayo Clinic and UsAgainstAlzheimer’s was published in […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, caregivers, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, cognitive impairment, collaboration, dementia, Joan Griffin


July 10, 2019

Biomarkers could help early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Early diagnosis will ultimately be essential in the management and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Examination of Alzheimer’s biomarkers can improve the prediction of short-term memory decline in middle-age and elderly individuals, according to new research led by Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, biomarkers, Clifford Jack Jr., Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, Rochester Epidemiology Project


April 3, 2019

Research News Roundup-March 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Removal of ‘zombie cells’ alleviates causes of diabetes in obese mice Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators have shown that when senescent […]

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Tags: AFib, aging, Alzheimer's disease, atrial fibrillation, biomarkers, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, diabetes, gastroenterology, hepatitis, JAMA


March 4, 2019

Research News Roundup-February 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Mayo Clinic researchers identify gene that may predict pancreatic cancer in people with Type 2 diabetes Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes, gut health, integrative medicine, kidney stones, leprosy, Lotte Dyrbye, lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, measles virus, microbiome


December 11, 2018

New Mayo research focused on how women’s hormones affect aging

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Heather Carlson Kehren Mayo Clinic researchers are taking a closer look at differences in how women age and the role hormones may play in the process. To do that, they will focus on premenopausal women who have had both of their ovaries removed. Investigators will be looking to see how this abrupt loss of […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Michelle Mielke, Rochester Epidemiology Project, women's health


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